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About Chiru

Our history

Chiru Bikes, intrepid and adventurous by nature.

Closely linked to the sporting activities of Pierre Arnaud Le Magnan, founder of Chiru Bikes, the Chiru brand is inspired by the Chiru or Tchirou. This small antelope lives in an arid, inhospitable environment at altitudes of between 3,700 and 5,500 meters on the Tibetan plateau north of the Himalayas. Its extreme living conditions and remarkable ability to adapt to its environment inspired our brand, which naturally took its name from it!

20 years of expertise

For 20 years now, Pierre-Arnaud has been concocting frames for surveying the furthest corners of the planet. 20 years of surpassing oneself and meticulous fine-tuning. Chiru is a brand of ultra-demanding enthusiast-engineers, whose aim is to let no detail pollute an adventure. Everything must be fluid, comfortable and efficient. Every detail is designed to provide ultimate comfort and pleasure during your two-wheeled adventure. Each need is scrupulously dissected in order to formulate an appropriate response. Designed for a specific race, tested in real-life conditions and perfected down to the smallest detail: that’s what makes Chiru bicycle frames unique.

Full-scale tests on the world’s most prestigious races

Chirus are born from the dream of a race or a trail across a continent, and are tested in real-life conditions! They’re designed to take on passes and summits, to swallow any substrate, to surpass themselves without limits and to win!
Chiru Kegeti was developed for the Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan (1,800km and a mountain pass at 4,000m!). Divider Pinion has distinguished itself on the French Divide (2200 km). Kunlun, the roady, has been meticulously designed to tackle the Transcontinental Race (6000 km)…
Chiru bikes are born from a dream, and the Chiru Brigade makes sure they live up to their promise before making them available to bike packing enthusiasts.

Pierre-Arnaud LE MAGNAN

Pierre-Arnaud loves adventure above all else. From an early age, this top-level sportsman has been building the equipment that enables him to push himself beyond his limits and into the unknown. This state of mind, which began in his parents’ garage where, at the age of 13, he designed and built a custom sailboard, has become a way of life. Naturally, he became an engineer in materials and industrial design. As a globe trotter, he was soon involved in ADVENTURE RACING, then the dreaded X-Terra races, and from then on designed bikes for these truly demanding events. He finally settled in Asia and began his professional career working for a French mechanical engineering company. He then held various positions in the industrial engineering sector before setting up Chiru Bikes and devoting himself body and soul to his passion for ultra-cycling.

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Chiru through the ages

2005

First steps

Pierre-Arnaud designs his first Ultra bike (in Scandium)

2005
Chiru Bikes - Laktik sl
2009

Creation of Chiru Endurance Bikes

  • LAKTIK: 26″ Carbon Semi Rigid
  • LAKTIK sl: 26″ Carbon Semi Rigid
  • SONIC: Cross Country carbon 26″, 100 mm full-suspension
  • MISSION: Cross Country carbon 26″, 100 mm full-suspension.
2009

Adventure Raid

Ultra-distance team racing.

Chiru Bikes - Pulse
2011

Launch of PULSE

Semi Rigid Carbon 29″ endurance mountain bike.

2011

MB RACE 2011

Team Chiru kicks off its elite honours list on the podium of the “world’s toughest” Ultra Marathon mountain bike race: Travis MACY finishes 2nd in the 140km and 6600 D+ race, while Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan placed 3rd in the 70Km M2 category (both riders are equipped with CHIRU PULSE).

Team THULE

XPD TASMANIA EDITION 6 - AR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Australia: the THULE TEAM sponsored by Chiru is World Champion equipped with the CHIRU Pulse. 79 teams took part in this Australian adventure race, which includes trekking, mountain biking, sea and whitewater kayaking. An incredible feat after 5 and a half days and 733 km covered!

2012

XPD FRANCE EDITION 7 - AR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Team THULE finishes in 2nd place.

2012
TEAM THULE
2013

XPD COSTA RICA EDITION 8 - AR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The THULE TEAM sponsored by Chiru is World Champion for the second time!
7 days, 13 stages, 800km through often hostile wilderness.

2013
Chiru Bikes - DualSix50
2014

Launch of DUALSIX50

27.5″ carbon all-suspension cross-country bike

2014

XTERRA Saipan Triathlon 2014

Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan finished 1st in his category, completing the 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike track and 12km steep jungle off-road run in 3h19’50.

Team Chiru-Magura

Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan wins the Roc Des Alpes 84 km in the Master2 category

2015

Launch of the NINE75

A semi-rigid 29/27.5″ carbon cross-country and lntroduction of the Dual NINE75, a 27.5″, 100 mm full-suspension carbon cross-country.

2015

Launch of RANGI RANGI

A 29″, 120 mm all-suspension carbon cross-country.